Browsing Tag

small groups

Life Stories

Spiritual Family Is Worth It

Prayer changes everything, but sometimes we can find ourselves unsure of what to pray for or even how to do it. When we find ourselves in those moments, it’s crucial to have people surrounding us who can pray with us and for us. Check out Sonia’s story of how spiritual family helped her believe for a seemingly impossible situation.  “When I was at Milestone, I would hear people say join a small group and get plugged in. They would say…

Continue Reading

Life Stories

A Little Goes a Long Way

When life’s circumstances overwhelm us and seem impossible to overcome it can be easy to worry about how we will have everything we need. Check out how God used Abigail’s small group to provide for someone in need. For our small group service project, we decided to pick a restaurant and pray that God would show us someone to bless. We collected money from the group to give to someone with a card that had scriptures and encouragement in.   We…

Continue Reading

Life Stories

Don’t Do Life Alone

“All my life, I said I hated small groups. People are fake. I don’t need to go share my feelings with strangers.”  We can all relate to these types of anxious thoughts driven by fear. Clint just happened to put it into words. This past December Clint shared with us on the blog how spiritual family changed his life, but it wasn’t just a one time thing. Take a look at how he is still experiencing the power of spiritual…

Continue Reading

Life Stories

Don’t Give Up: The Power of Prayer

A lot of us hope for physical answers to our prayers. We wait for them, but the answers don’t always come when we want them to. Cindy felt this first-hand. She prayed for a miracle on her own for many years. But, in November 2019, God answered her prayers and changed her life.  “I have been battling asthma for 20 plus years, and the longer it’s gone, the more severe it’s gotten.  I’ve been to just about every hospital in…

Continue Reading

Life Stories

Open & Honest: Thoughts from a Men’s Small Group

Men meeting with other men for barbeque, football, and hunting? That’s typical. But men trusting each other with their struggles and building deep friendships based on transparency and the Bible? That’s special. It doesn’t happen all the time, but when it does, men are empowered to become better leaders, fathers, and husbands. This is exactly what’s happening in Joe and Nando’s Small Group. They’ve been through three Milestone Small Group programs together and are still building relationships to last. Today,…

Continue Reading

Life Stories

Effortless

We aren’t made to live life alone…but, if we took a poll, odds are, everyone would say they’ve felt overlooked, isolated, or misunderstood at some point in life. For some people, it may have been just a short, fleeting moment of feeling this way, but for many of us, we’ve had to fight through those feelings over and over again.  Growing up, Kayla was no stranger to those feelings of loneliness, but now, she’s experiencing a new way of life,…

Continue Reading

Life Stories

What’s Your Next Step?

Throughout the VISION series, we’ve been looking at this graphic to remind us that we all have a part to play in saying “yes” to Jesus and taking next steps. But sometimes we struggle with knowing what that practically looks like. This week we heard a great story of a group of guys who lived out this vision by simply taking a next step. Back in April, a men’s Small Group leader had been reminding his group that each member…

Continue Reading